Welcome to my website.
My name is Owen Spencer-Thomas, and I am a journalist, writer/broadcaster, speech trainer and media consultant. I am very fortunate to enjoy an interesting and stimulating profession, which allows me to travel and meet all sorts of interesting people.
I am now working as a media consultant and offer a range of journalistic services:
• Media Planning
• Public Awareness Campaigns
• Planning Strategic Communications
• Development of Publications
• Public Relations Consultant
• Press Releases
• Handling the Media and Press Conferences
• Speech Training
• Arranging and Publicising Special Events and Conferences
• External Communications
• Charity Fund Raising
Here is some background information.
Much of my career has been spent in television. I have spent over three decades as a news journalist and reporter, first working for the BBC and later Anglia Television.
12 years ago, I became the media spokesperson for the Diocese of Ely. Since moving on in March 2011, I have been working as a freelance broadcaster, trainer and consultant.
- I have compiled a range of Media Tips for those who want to know more about working with the media.
- There's an article on News Values, the factors that contribute to the degree of interest a news story stimulates and to its importance.
- And I also have several pages with tips for Taking Photos for the publication in the media.
- You can find more personal information in the Biography section.
- You can view my Photo Gallery which is divided into categories of Personal Gallery and Professional Gallery interest. In 2010, my daughter and I celebrated 100 years between us. This gallery contains hundreds of pictures from this memorable occasion.
Clangers and Howlers
This month's clanger:
What the spellchecker didn't spot...
"Joan of Ark was burnt at the steak"
"He gave me the bear facts"
My website was first published in 1999. Since then I have had tens of thousands of visitors from around the world: